UN Security Council imposes severe sanctions on North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 12 September 2017

Far from easing tensions in North East Asia, the UN resolution sets the stage for further US provocations and heightens the danger of military conflict.

As US threatens North Korea, NATO chief warns of “more dangerous world”

Thirteen million without power, seven dead after Hurricane Irma wreaks havoc in Florida

By Niles Niemuth, 12 September 2017

Some areas of the state are expected to be without power for weeks, as significant sections of the state’s power infrastructure will have to be rebuilt.

Why was American capitalism unable to prepare for Hurricane Irma?

Caribbean islands devastated by storm surge, winds, rain

Why aren’t trains evacuating people from the path of Hurricane Irma?

Petrochemical giants dumped deadly carcinogens during Hurricane Harvey

By Gary Joad, 12 September 2017

As Hurricane Harvey bore down on Texas, scores of plants owned by ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron and other corporations released deadly toxins into the atmosphere.

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey: Natural disaster and political breakdown

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New York Times stokes anti-Russia campaign to promote Facebook, Twitter censorship

By Bill Van Auken, 12 September 2017

Invoking an alleged Russian menace to American democracy, the New York Times is spearheading a campaign for a crackdown on political expression on social media.

Worker exposes deadly conditions at Detroit area US Steel mill

By Shannon Jones, 12 September 2017

A steelworker describes on Facebook the callous response of both management and the United Steelworkers to the exposure of a group of crane operators to a deadly gas.

Worker killed at Kansas oil refinery as OSHA conceals data on workplace deaths

Hundreds of thousands march in Catalonia as Madrid aims to block independence referendum

By Paul Mitchell, 12 September 2017

The march came amid an explosive political crisis in Spain, as Madrid mobilizes police and the courts to try to block the independence referendum.

Macron goes to Greece: “Radical left” Tsipras welcomes ex-banker turned French president

By Alex Lantier, 12 September 2017

Macron traveled to Greece to hail the austerity measures imposed by the Syriza (“Coalition of the Radical Left”) government, which show the future for the workers of France.

UK: Tony Blair calls for anti-immigration policies to stop Brexit

By Robert Stevens, 12 September 2017

The former Labour prime minister called for EU nationals without work in the UK to be barred from renting homes, opening bank accounts and receiving health care.

Plans for major military build-up after Germany’s federal election

By Peter Schwarz, 12 September 2017

The military build-up has not featured in the election campaign because all parties agree that it must be massively expanded after the election.

India, China attempt to reset relations after border crisis

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 12 September 2017

India and China sought to use last week’s BRICS heads of government summit to “reset” their relations after almost coming to blows during a 73-day border standoff.

More Australian troops to be sent to the Philippines

By Mike Head, 12 September 2017

Australia’s involvement in the bogus “war against terrorism” in the Philippines is part of its commitment to Washington’s aggressive military build-up and actions in Asia.

Sri Lankan president desperately tries to rally support

By W.A. Sunil, 12 September 2017

Factional conflicts deepen within the ruling class amid an explosion of popular opposition to government attacks on living conditions and democratic rights.

Australia: Turnbull government expands “cashless welfare card”

By Richard Phillips, 12 September 2017

The punitive social welfare system is part of an escalating bi-partisan assault on the most vulnerable sections of society.

New in Turkish

Washington Avrupa’da nükleer savaşa hazırlanıyor

Johannes Stern, 12 Eylül 2017

Dünyanın en büyük iki nükleer gücü arasında giderek daha tehlikeli hale gelen sürtüşme, uluslararası ölçekte, özellikle de Kore Yarımadası’nda artan savaş tehlikesi bağlamında yaşanıyor.

Myanmar ordusu Rohingya Müslümanlarına yönelik etnik temizliği hızlandırıyor

John Roberts, 12 Eylül 2017

Geçtiğimiz hafta, Dışişleri Bakanı Aung San Suu Kyi’nin önderlik ettiği Myanmar (Bur ma) hükümeti, ordunun ülkenin kuzeybatısındaki Arakan eyaletinde yaşayan Rohingya Müslümanlarına karşı “temizleme operasyonları” ile tam işbirliği yaptı.

New in Spanish

¿Por qué fue incapaz el capitalismo estadounidense para prepararse para el huracán Irma?

Por Niles Niemuth, 12 septiembre 2017

Mientras el huracán Irma destruye Florida, el fracaso de los preparativos para la tormenta y para proteger a las personas en su trayectoria ha expuesto la irracionalidad del capitalismo estadounidense.

La campaña electoral federal de Alemania y el peligro de una guerra nuclear mundial

Por Johannes Stern, 12 septiembre 2017

La prensa y los partidos políticos han procurado por mucho tiempo evadir los temas de guerra y militarismo en las carreras electorales, pero la realidad acabó poniéndose al día con ellos.

Pourquoi le capitalisme américain n’a pas pu se préparer à l’ouragan Irma ?

Par Niles Niemuth, 12 septembre 2017

Alors que l’ouragan Irma fait des ravages sur la Floride, l’incapacité de se préparer adéquatement à l’orage et de protéger ceux qui sont sur son chemin a exposé l’irrationalité du capitalisme américain.

Les Etats-Unis menacent la Corée du Nord et le chef de l’OTAN prévient d’un « monde plus dangereux »

Par Peter Symonds, 12 septembre 2017

Le risque d’une guerre catastrophique en Asie provoque de sérieuses craintes en Europe et exacerbe des divergences avec Washington.

Manifestations à travers les États-Unis contre l’atteinte aux droits des immigrants

Par nos journalistes, 12 septembre 2017

Le ministère de la sécurité intérieure n’acceptera plus de demandes de protection contre l’expulsion, alors que celles déjà inscrites commenceront à perdre leur couverture en six mois.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в русской революции
21 — 27 августа: Керенский пытается организовать контрреволюцию

7 сентября 2017 г.

Поставив генерала Корнилова во главе армии, Керенский резко поворачивает направо. Поддерживаемый меньшевиками и эсерами, он созывает Государственное совещание в Москве для объединения всех контрреволюционных сил России.

New in Arabic

أجهزة غوغل تسعى لمنع الوصول إلى الموقع العالمي الاشتراكي

٢٧ تموز يوليو ٢٠١٧

إن تفحص تدفق البيانات على الشبكة يظهر بوضوح أن عملاق الإنترنت غوغل يتلاعب بنتائج البحث بهدف منع الوصول إلى صفحة موقع الاشتراكية العالمي.

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Sixteen years after 9/11: lies, hypocrisy and militarism

12 September 2017

The media has largely blacked out new revelations of the direct role of Saudi Arabia, one of Washington’s closest Mideast allies, in preparing the attacks.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
September 11-17: After the Kornilov Affair—Kerensky attempts to form dictatorial regime, Trotsky released from prison

11 September 2017

Following the defeat of the Kornilov coup, Kerensky attempts to form a new government, declaring himself the commander-in-chief of the army and announcing the formation of a dictatorial regime consisting of a five-member “Directory.”

Leaders of the Russian Revolution: Ivar Tenisovich Smilga (1892-1937)
Part one

By Clara Weiss, 31 August 2017

Leaders of the Russian Revolution: Ivar Tenisovich Smilga (1892-1937)
Part two

Professor Sean McMeekin revives discredited anti-Lenin slanders (Part I)

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »


A remembrance of my sister, Cynthia Brust Moore

By Steven Brust, 12 September 2017

This remembrance of Cynthia Brust Moore was sent to the WSWS by her brother, Steven Brust. Cynthia, a lifelong supporter of the Trotskyist movement, passed away on September 1.

Cynthia Brust Moore (1944-2017): A steadfast supporter of the Trotskyist movement

By Fred Mazelis, 5 September 2017

Workers Struggles

Riverside, California county workers stage two-day strike
Workers Struggles: The Americas

12 September 2017

Rather than mobilize the power of the working class, the Service Employees International Union used the walkout as a photo op for various Democratic Party candidates.

IAM pushes sellout deal on striking Chicago car mechanics

By Jessica Goldstein, 11 September 2017

“We don’t know what kind of deal they’ve struck with the breakaway dealerships”
IAM isolates striking Chicago car mechanics, seeks separate agreements

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Poet Ben Okri on London’s Grenfell Tower fire: “It has revealed the undercurrents of our age”

By Paul Bond, 11 September 2017

Documenta 14 exhibition in Kassel, Germany: The censorship and defaming of art

By Sybille Fuchs, 6 September 2017


Personal data of 143 million US consumers compromised in massive Equifax server hack

By Kevin Reed, 11 September 2017

Protests throughout the US held against attack on immigrant rights

By our reporters, 11 September 2017

Watch: NYC Youth oppose DACA repeal

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Unite all workers against the attack on immigrants! For a socialist policy of open borders!

Germany’s federal election campaign and the danger of global nuclear war

Trump, Democrats reach deal on debt ceiling, budget

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan SEP Jaffna meeting discusses political bankruptcy of Tamil parties

By our reporters, 11 September 2017

The speakers explained the necessity for Tamil and Sinhalese workers to build a revolutionary party based on an internationalist socialist perspective.

Google Censorship

“If the Internet shuts down, we wouldn’t know anything. The union isn’t going to tell us”
Autoworkers in Detroit support campaign against Google Internet censorship

By a WSWS reporting team, 9 September 2017

Forbes writer says Google censored report on manipulation of search traffic

By Andre Damon, 8 September 2017

An open letter to Google: Stop the censorship of the Internet! Stop the political blacklisting of the World Socialist Web Site!

25 August 2017

Sign the petition and share it as widely as possible through email, online forums, and social media.

Watch: Stop online censorship!

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International Amazon Workers Voice

Price gouging at Amazon and the case for public ownership

By Eric London, 8 September 2017

Single mother in Pittsburgh fired by Amazon for not working forced overtime

Working life at a Pittsburgh Amazon warehouse

Protests against Amazon’s bid to seize land from historic African-American community in Virginia

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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Oppose the militarist high school graduation policy of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 5 September 2017

Mehring Books

New from Mehring Books
Why Study the Russian Revolution?
Volume I: The February Revolution and the Development of Bolshevik Strategy

28 August 2017

One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, the events of 1917, their consequences and their lessons retain a burning contemporary relevance.

Lessons of Hurricane Katrina

31 August 2017

The World Socialist Web Site pamphlet on the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago is critical reading in light of the current catastrophe in Texas.

Maruti Suzuki

Sri Lankan free trade workers express solidarity with framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers in India

By our reporters, 1 August 2017

Aisin Automotive workers in India’s Haryana state face a new company-government witchhunt

The Maruti Suzuki frame-up and the history of international labor defense campaigns

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